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Something Needs to Change Bible Study Book + Video Streaming Access includes printed content for eight small group sessions and personal study between group sessions, as well as streamable videos of each teaching session led by the author.

Video access will expire six months after date of purchase.

David Platt took a trip to the Himalayan mountains that transformed the trajectory of his life. There he was confronted with staggering physical and spiritual needs unlike any he had seen before. On leaving, Platt found himself asking fundamental questions about his life and ministry. He realized that something needed to change.

Being confronted with suffering causes us to ask questions that, if we are honest, we would rather ignore. However, if we believe the Bible, ignorance of profound human need is not an option for us. Neither is indifference. We cannot be Christians and turn a blind eye and a deaf ear to the world in need around us. If those responses become the commentary of our lives and our churches, then one fact will be abundantly clear: we were not following Jesus on our journey through this life.

What does it mean to follow Jesus in a world filled with urgent physical and spiritual needs? In Something Needs to Change, David Platt explores that question as he takes you on a mind-wrestling, heart-wrenching trek through the Himalayas—a life-altering journey of obedience to Christ.

  • Eight small group sessions for men and women
  • Personal study opportunities between small group sessions for ongoing spiritual growth
  • Access to eight teaching video sessions led by David Platt
Session 1: Repentance [17:18]
In this session, David Platt introduces us to life in the Himalayas where there is a collision of urgent physical and spiritual needs. People die every day from preventable disease, young girls are trafficked into sex slavery, and most people have never even heard the name of Jesus. How should Christians respond to needs like this? This session begins to answer that question.

Session 2: Physical Need [19:22]
In this session, David Platt examines what it means to follow Christ in a world full of urgent physical needs. We’ll hear gut-wrenching stories of desperate need in mountain villages. Together we’ll think about a gospel response to physical needs at home and around the orld.

Session 3: Spiritual Need [19:59]
In this session, David Platt shifts focus from physical needs to urgent spiritual needs. Billions of people around the globe have little or no access to the gospel. Many live and die without ever hearing the name of Jesus. While physical needs are urgent, spiritual needs are ultimate.

Session 4: Loving God and Others [17:08]
In this session, David Platt addresses how we should live in a world filled with urgent physical and spiritual needs. The answer is surprisingly simple: live with undivided love for God and unselfish love for others.

Session 5: Opportunities [18:23]
Once we’re clear that following Jesus means we’re committing ourselves to love God absolutely and others unselfishly, we can turn our attention to the avenues God has given us to live out that calling. Every person has God-given skills, training, talents, abilities, and passions. In this session, David Platt encourages us to leverage the gifts and talents God has given us to spread His glory among the nations.

Session 6: Counting the Cost [24:28]
In this session, David Platt focused on an idea that many of us don’t think about enough: the cost of following Jesus. Following Jesus requires much from us. Trusting Jesus means risking all that we have to follow Him wherever He leads.

Session 7: The One [18:17]
When you understand how deeply Jesus loves you, you’ll be compelled to do whatever it takes to make Him known in the world. As other people respond to the call to follow Christ, we join the celebration of heaven as men and women from every tribe and nation give their lives to Jesus. In this session, David Platt teaches on what delights the heart of God.

Session 8: Something Needs to Change [19:52]
This session brings an end to our journey through the Himalayas. To close, David Platt addressed a few big questions as we consider where God wants us to go from here. He then leads us to consider what needs to change in our own lives.

  • Gain a sense of calling and purpose by considering ways God can use you to meet physical and spiritual needs.
  • Observe Jesus’ response to urgent need throughout the Gospel of Luke.
  • Take the next action step to which the Lord is calling you.
  • Identify ways God may be calling you to pray, go, and give for the sake of His glory among the nations.
  • Discover concrete action steps for getting involved in God’s mission.
  • See the sights and sounds of Nepal through video teaching filmed on location.
  • Refuse to stand idly by while people perish without hearing the name of Jesus.
Specifications Table
Item Number 005838382
Length 9.50
Language English
Medium Format Video
Contributors David Platt (Author)
Publication Date 2021-09-01
Type Study Guide
Height 0.47
Width 7.00
Pages 192
Age Min 18
Product Group Bible Study
ISBN13 9781087768571
Publisher Lifeway Christian Resources
ISBN10 1087768578
Specifications Table

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